Vegetarian Baby Food
Vegetarian Baby Food - Helping Your Child Grow Healthy and Happy
When your family doesn’t eat meat, it is natural for you to prefer vegetarian baby food for your youngster. At Retail Journey, we offer a wide selection of delicious options which have natural ingredients and provide the required nutrients. All of the products that we offer at our online store come from manufacturers with solid reputation such as Hipp Organic and Ella’s Kitchen. Take a closer look at what’s on offer and get more details on vegetarian nutrition for babies.
Focus on the Ingredients
Vegetarian baby food can contain various natural ingredients coming from both plant and animal sources. Meat, however, is not present in it. The list of ingredients which are not included in this type of food features red meat (pork and beef), poultry, fish and shellfish.
Eggs can be included. In fact, they are an important source of protein, minerals and vitamins. They are the most important source of vitamin B12 in the diet of babies and older kids who are vegetarian. Since this vitamin is most abundant in meat, parents may also consider supplementation, as recommended by their child’s paediatrician. It is worth noting that vitamin B12 is not found in sufficient amounts in plant-based ingredients. In general, eggs are considered suitable from 10+ months.
Milk is another important ingredient which is allowed in vegetarian baby food suitable from 12+ months. It provides children with sufficient amounts of calcium. This mineral is essential for the growth and development of children. It helps to make the bones and teeth strong and lowers the risk of injuries and tooth decay.
Babies who eat vegetarian food can receive sufficient amounts of protein. It comes from eggs and legumes such as beans and lentils. Tofu is another source of healthy vegetable protein.
While a vegetarian diet cannot include fish and shellfish which are the main sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, it can feature nuts, which are also rich in these nutrients. In general, it is best if nuts are given to babies who are 10 months or older.
All vegan baby foods can be used as part of a vegetarian diet. It includes only plant ingredients, primarily fruit, vegetables and legumes. Some Halal baby food products can also fit a vegetarian diet. These are notably the ones which do not contain any meat.
Making a Choice Is Easy
To make shopping for vegetarian baby food easy, we have given parents the option to shop by age and by ingredients. At our online store, you can find products which are suitable form 4+ months and onwards, as we try to meet the needs of the youngest babies who are just being introduced to solid food.
We offer products for children who have special dietary needs such as ones with no gluten ingredients and ones with no lactose ingredients. If your youngster has an allergy to eggs or nuts, you can readily focus on the foods which do not contain the respective ingredient. Our filters will save you a great deal of time and effort.
Find the ideal vegetarian baby food for your child at Retail Journey now.